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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
593 Reviews
4.3
593 Reviews
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life-balance on most days (just make sure you get the right manager) (in 26 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve / challenge (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • There isn't a good work/life balance - you work many hours over your traditional forty (in 126 reviews)

  • Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work (in 94 reviews)

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  1.  

    Highly professional, interesting work, fabulous network

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great peers
    - Access to c-suite
    - Tons of learning
    - Flawless benefits
    - Interesting work
    - New skillset

    Cons

    - Some partners are utterly uninterested in development
    - Showiness of senior leaders
    - Shifting balance from strategy to implemenation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing partners to be more giving, keep selling great work, make more of the network

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bad place for admin staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Food in the kitchen, health and dental benefits, multicultural environment

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow
    Micromanagement: you can't do anything without asking the permission of management (even going to the bathroom), initiatives are unwelcome, avoid going beyond your role
    Admin staff considered as stupid: managers openly despite their work and competences
    Low pay, very low pay
    Bonus based on criterion that have nothing to do with your performances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that admins are also respectable people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BCG Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Good pay, many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Motivating work envrionment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Equality, professionalism, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Need to be highly independant and efficient, demanding due to quality standards

  6.  

    Brilliant people, genuine environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is very interesting, working right with C-suite more often than not
    People genuinely care about your experience and work-life balance

    Cons

    The hours can be long, but no different than you would expect in the industry. At the very least it is recognized when you are working long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting experience but...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    learn something about problem solving approaches

    Cons

    you work to make the richest companies in the world richer... not very inspiring

  8.  

    The Best Company in the World to Work for!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    What you learn over 5 years at other companies you learn at BCG in 1 year.
    Amazing Benefits
    Challenging, exciting work with room to grow
    A lot of fun soical events
    Really smart, supportive friendly people you work with
    The company really values their people and does everything in their power to accommidate the needs of their people and protect work life balance.

    Cons

    High expectations
    Can be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work, but you'll work hard!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Fantastic, smart, driven people
    Some phenomenal projects that are interesting, intellectually challenging and give you access to senior leaders unlike any other job
    Great culture
    Good attempt to create work life balance - but not always possible

    Cons

    Work hard and under pressure
    Travel a lot
    Variability in case quality - hard to tell how great a case is going to be before you start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more local work for consultants
    Try more work sharing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers
    travel opportunities
    great place to work having just graduated college
    excellent for ones resume
    great benefits

    Cons

    travel may effect some people, was fine for me
    would have liked more time outside of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to smart people, great companies and interesting client work. Good training and development. Global network and excellent brand name to have on your resume. Generally nice people who mean well. Fascinating collection of individuals, with quite a bit of diversity for a top firm.

    Cons

    While the people are nice, the bar is high and it is still an up or out system, although the firm will help you along as much as it can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to appeal more to the hearts, and not just the minds of employees. Leaders are often great problem-solves but not the best leaders of people.

    Approves of CEO

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